[image] Spend Your Time Wisely

[image] Spend Your Time Wisely
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  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    TheRealBlueBuff

    Unless youre in the military. Then youre replacelable but also not allowed to leave.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    bishopgt

    I just quit my job and put in my two weeks. Driving an hour to and from work for ten years and averaging between 50 and 70 hours a week can really mess you up. Especially if you have a family. My drinking got out of control and so did my relationship with my wife. I thought maybe it was the drinking and have now been sober for 6 months. It was the job. So I quit, and except for being nervous on what the future holds at the moment I do have hope that I will get something soon. I will say that I feel so much better, like a weight has been lifted.The money can be good but sometimes the way you get it can really make you miserable. The OP post hit home and I can understand it. Made my day so much better and gives me hope.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    brucekeller

    Or I'd say even take the risk of moving if you're in a bad area for jobs. At least after you get some good experience with a decent job you could land a remote gig that pays well and go back to be near your family and whatnot... because it's hard to hit the gym and have nice hobbies when you're living paycheck to paycheck with no opportunities.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    ThegreatestPj

    My dads favourite saying is, “time waits for no man”. He does have the habit of coming into a room, turning the lights on and saying, “AND THERE WAS LIGHT UPON THE WORLD!” So you know, there is that.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    BrightNooblar

    When you're "let go" early from a job you've resigned, either they pay you out for the rest of the time through the resignation, or they're actually firing you and you can collect unemployment.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    hi_im_horse

    Ah yes, LinkedIn users pandering to working people to advertise themselves. Very cool, LinkedIn. Definitely has nothing to do with the fact that he's running for office.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    FaceInTheSpace

    'What you do after your work defines you' - Client of mine, great Lady.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    jodaaaaye

    Get motivated.. to quit lmao thank you!
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    queenbeeemalee

    I put 2 weeks notice into my last job. Realized I had 4 days worth of pto left. My manager told me I’d get a check for the pto. Nah, I called off 4 of those days. Best days ever
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    Carpet_bomb_furries

    As an airline pilot that spends literally 8 fucking days a month at home, couldn’t agree more. I have no life and no home and it’s the most horrible nightmare of a life
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    lostineurope01

    Or you could move to Europe. I live in Germany and have for over 30 years. My current employer (very large tech co) provides 30 days payed vacation (24 required by law), full healthcare (by law), 35 hr work week (considered full time), approx 15 paid holidays, very nice salary, home office option, sick days (doc note required, many caveats), job protection (by law), as well as a truckload of other perks, and all that for over 50 years. And by most measures I'm aware of, it seems that Germany is doing economically quite well. Life is good here. Not perfect, but good. I'm, of course, not saying that *everyone* should /simply/ learn German, French, Italian or whatever, pack up and head to Europe. I do feel, however, that the US could do better for its citizens, in this respect. Yes, the burden of the US military, which at least on part is responsible for Europe's economic stability, is immense, but from what I understand (albeit limited), it's affect on work place policy should be limited. I also firmly believe that those policies, should they be put in place, would only be beneficial, for the economy, the people, and the country in whole.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    jellochrist

    He's running for office. This message is truer to a greater majority of people (voters) than "work harder and make yourself irreplaceable." Most people, in spite of their work ethic or values, do not possess a truly hard-to-find talent, and even rarer that one with such talent finds themself in an environment where they get to fully express it. Being the hardest worker on the assembly line doesn't make you irreplaceable. This guy's message is correct for most people(voters).
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    Babafats13

    Just told a friend at work yesterday that was moping around all sick. “You know, if you die from whatever has you feeling shitty, they will have your job posted by the end of the week. Go home.”
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    GoPrO_BMX

    Only sucks if you can’t live your life the way you want to working less that 55 hours a week. That’s why I’m moving back home
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    goldzatfig

    I've always done this. I can work all I want. I can earn all the money I want. I never work weekends and I rarely do overtime past my standard finish time. I spend 40 hours every week at work. That is enough. I need time to live and time to breathe. I can't do that at work.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    louderharderfaster

    "Time is how you spend your love". Zadie Smith's husband (forget his name).
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    drewbles82

    All very well but without an income, a lot of us can't do the things we love and can't even afford food so we're forced to work dead end jobs
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    j0hnk50

    Just took Thursday and Friday off. For no particular reason.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    asax9

    Too many people define themselves by their job. Life is short, forget about working for the man and try to minimise your cost of living. I value my autonomy far more than money, which is why I choose to work freelance from my computer. I average 20k per annum but I am happier with this arrangement because I can do what I want, when I want and answer to no one. The monotony of a daily commute and putting up with an asshole boss and colleages does not gel with me, i'd rather kill myself than deal with that. I don't want to be just another cog in the machine.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    DevelopedDevelopment

    I feel like this has potential for some inspirational work hashtag meant to promote people caring about themselves over companies because companies will not care about you.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    pokky123

    In Denmark there is a requierment of minimum 1 month notice before quitting (3 months for some professions), and a 3 month notice requierment on firing 🙌
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    xerxerxex

    *glares at crushing medical debt* 🙁 *gazes out window towards Happiness, Hobbies, Vacations* 😀 CRUSHING MEDICAL DEBT 😈 Me: 🤢
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    DrugsR_BadMkay92

    Unless you're hourly.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    Bennett5394

    For anyone wondering, he is running for the Pennsylvania 14th district.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    Ultignome

    Im not exactly worried about the company, though
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    mongsoup

    Of course he’d say that. He’s an accountant lmao
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    tdthelegend

    We’ve reached a point in society where we are supposed to put the needs of our employer/job above our personal needs/family life. It’s so ass backwards, along with everything else in this country. Praying this 4 day work week gains traction over time
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    eulersidentification

    Join a union for god's sake.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    baristabexx88

    No one will see this but I’m going to say it, I’ve quit jobs too and I’ve been asked to stay extra time, or promoted. I’ve left jobs and years later been asked to return because I never burn a bridge. I’ve gone to work and had a coworker say “ I really need this job but I knew I would have a good day at work today because you were on shift with me”. Some people get fulfillment in their occupation I love to work and I don’t think the fact that I enjoy those 8 or 10 or even 12 hours a day means I’ve wasted my time filling someone else’s pocket. The key is to find a job that treats you like you are irreplaceable.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    Agnostic_Karma

    Been holding off on changing companies for to fear of not being able to see my son as much especially since his mom works until 4:30/5pm (I pick him up at about 2:45pm) and he goes to sleep at like 7:30. Seems unnatural for a mother to be away from her baby for so long. I blame capitalist America for making us both have to work so much and have our child spend the majority of his time at daycare. This country is dog shit... A slave to corporations. Always has been, but at least you didn't need two working parents to make ends meet back in the day.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    MercenaryCow

    Catch 22. I need money and time for family, hobbies, life, etc. Work wants all my time for the money though.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    Scrupulous_08

    I can get down with this. I’m lucky enough to have sick time and some guys at work like to talk a little shit to people that use it. It’s my time that I earn, so hell yes I’m going to use it.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    very_smarter

    Don’t let Reddit become LinkedIn for gods sake
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    Joshmeisterino

    Conversely, how would a congressman be viewed if he took a lot of random days off for personal time? Oh, I almost forgot... That's par for the course.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    rambleon4ever

    Clearly written by a person who has never lived paycheck to paycheck and eaten only pb&j for weeks on end just to make rent
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    stayhomedaddy

    Okay, I'll go home too my box and spend time with my starving family, workout until I pass out about half an hour later from malnutrition, and take up trash collecting as a hobby cause well, I CAN'T AFFORD ANYTHING IF I DON'T WORK. This kind of separation thinking from even middle class families is kinda starting too frustrate me. Too those who say move too a better area with better job options, I need a down payment too move and there is no such thing as a job that puts value into it's employees, we are all REPLACEABLE. What needs changing is the simple mentality that employees are expendable and only CEOs and their board are valuable.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    _never_say_never_

    Truer words were never spoken. I spent 22 years at a company that I hoped to retire from. I did everything asked of me for all those years but when I was unable to come back to work at the exact end of a 6 month medical leave for cancer treatments bc I wasn’t done with chemo yet my employment was “ended.” (HR director’s words). Despite them knowing that my treatment was ending soon. Despite there being many chronically open and unfilled positions within the company that I was qualified for both in education and experience. So, kids, let this be a lesson! Stop and smell the roses, get out, have fun and enjoy life! Because sometimes the big paycheck isn’t the most important thing. It took me almost dying to find this out.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    sunfaller

    No offence to this guy but my employer loves the work I do.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    dalpha

    I love work life balance but I teach elementary school. I can’t skip grading papers or getting ready for the next day or meetings with parents to go home early. I’m not working too hard for a boss who finds me disposable, I work for families that are trusting me to help their children’s hopes and dreams come true. The worst part is that people see teachers working overtime for comparatively little salary and somehow say, Good, the women are teaching the children... they will do a good job even if we don’t give them enough time or resources. And it’s true.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    MunchingCox

    Fuck, this hit me
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    Aido121

    This is nice and all but i have something called a mortgage
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    listentohim

    Kind of needed this? Took a day off yesterday as a mental health day and felt bad about it. I always say others shouldn't feel if they take off...but don't apply that to myself.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    WasntSureAtFirst

    Work to live your life. Don’t live your life to work.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    WeBeingBlunt

    I went through a phase when my work life balance got really screwed. I couldn't work out or have time for friends. I finally changed some of the aspects like - I started waking up early and a lot. I wrote an article last week on this. Please read through it if you wish to understand more: [https://medium.com/@beingblunt/why-i-started-waking-up-early-2835248a36e2](https://medium.com/@beingblunt/why-i-started-waking-up-early-2835248a36e2) ​ The main idea remains the same. Make time for yourself. Learn to appreciate your life. A successful career is not everything.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    TheJengaRonin

    This is why we need a Universal Basic Income.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    daf1999

    The lack of annual leave and general time away from work in American culture is crazy. You guys should reform your thinking on this.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    ghostx78x

    Thats always been my take on it. We need to work for money but thats where it stops. Money will never replace special moments with your loved ones or me time.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    sonicj01

    How does that show youre replaceable
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    YouDumbZombie

    So true. I know too many people who think you have to never take a sick day, never take vacation, always work overtime if you can, etc.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    EmergencyExitSandman

    This guy gonna quit your job
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    MattDaMeatMissle

    Is there a sub for linked in bullshit?
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    Lascaanood

    "Beware the barrenness of a busy life"- Socrates
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    MooSmilez

    Amazing how so many people irrationally think places can fire you for taking time off. The US may not have the best labor laws but those laws still exist. Don't let the fear of change keep you at a job you loathe. Work is work and everyone needs money to live but there is loads of ways to reduce your cost of living and find jobs that can pay the bills whilst not ruining you. Don't let $$$ run your life to the point your not around to use it anyways.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    Letsnotdocorn101

    I quit a job once, was brought into the big boss office and offered a raise. You never know until you know.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    RedditGuy8788

    I've never had a job end my employment before my notice. Maybe this dude sucks at his jobs?
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    domoseattle

    Funny, but over the years I've had more than 100 employees resign and only ever walked 3 of them and it was because they were causing problems on the way out the door. We were otherwise very grateful for the notice. If you're always getting walked from every job, either you work in a job with a lot of proprietary information or you're not a good employee.
  • Posted: October 9, 2019 01:08

    Anonymous